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Bruker this week introduced its new maXis 4G UHR-QTOF mass spectrometer.

According to the company, the machine offers "full sensitivity resolution" of greater than 60,000 FWHM and mass accuracy better than 600 ppb at acquisition rates of up to 30 full spectra per second across four-plus orders of quantitative dynamic range.


Agilent this week launched the Intelligent System Emulation Technology feature on its 1290 Infinity LC system.

The ISET allows the 1290 Infinity to emulate HPLC and UHPLC methods developed on other LC platforms, the company said, enabling full compatibility with any other system from Agilent's 1100 and 1200 Series LC product lines.


Dionex this week released Chromeleon 7.1, the newest version of its chromatography data system.

The new release features interactive charts for easier data visualization, a method speed-up wizard to generate UPLC methods from existing HPLC methods, and compliance tools including system suitability testing and electronic signatures.

The company also this week released its new ProPac SCX-20 columns for fast high-resolution separations of protein variants.


Waters this week launched its Acquity UPLC with 2D Technology, which the company said will give extra resolving power for complex samples.

The system comes with MassLynx Software for operational control and data management and is a compatible front end to Waters Synapt and Xevo mass spectrometers.

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.